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Morning Symphony: A DZ302-Powered Chevrolet Firenza Can-Am Showing Off

Thought the 302ci small-block Chevy was a Camaro-only unit? Nope. See, in South Africa, touring car racing is very popular, and in the early 1970s, Chevrolet had a problem: the Ford Capri Perana....

Here’s How You Replace The Entire Floorpan In A First Gen Camaro. Watch This.

Rust, the nastiest four letter word in the hot rodders language. Ugh, fixing it is a pain in the ass. But, with the amazing availability of reproduction sheetmetal for all kinds of muscle cars,...

It’s Cold Outside! Make A Wood Burning Stove From Car Wheels! Here’s How.

I live in Dallas now and can tell you that it is “colder” here during the winter than in Southern California, but not anywhere near cold like some of you folks get up north. If I lived up...

Turbo The World: This Yamaha TZR125 Is Straight Up Hateful With A Turbocharger!

Turbocharged two stroke engines, especially of the gasoline burning variety are not things that we see with regularity. Of course forced induction works on a two stroke, just ask Detroit Diesel, but...

Classic YouTube: The NASCAR UPS Truck – Brembo Doesn’t Make Brakes Big Enough!

If I were to flip a coin between going to work as a service manager at a dealership or working as a delivery driver for UPS for the week, I’d simply start drinking. During the holiday season,...

Satellite Launch, Part 7: Enjoying The Fruits Of All Of That Labor

I’m genuinely jealous of Kevin and Luke’s summertime adventure. I was getting field updates as they worked. I was sent videos and pictures as things were going on. And with each video...

Morning Symphony: A Very Angry Wide-Body Dodge Challenger!

Yeah, I saw this one at SEMA. You couldn’t miss that intercooler setup from a mile away, let along the fat tires at all four corners or the raised Demon-esque hood on it. This Challenger looked...

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Breadbox Bashing: Ride Along In A Minivan Demolition Derby!

In 1985, the minivan was all the rage. Families could get rid of the ancient battlewagon that seated nine in opulent vinyl luxury and instead opt into a front-drive, four-cylinder crate that would...

Unhinged: World’s Fastest Christmas Tree…Because The Season Doesn’t Come Fast Enough?

There are few things in the world that will make me roll my eyes and sprout a headache faster than internet challenges. I hate this crap. It’s as bad as a chain letter…”Hey,...

Morning Symphony: V8 Diesels…From Screaming Detroits To The Big Mack, Which One Sounds Best To You?

For nearly a decade, two engines that you will hear in this compilation pretty much ruled my world: the GM/Detroit 6.2-6.5L series that every single HMMWV used, and the two-stroke Detroit Diesels...

Listen To The Awesome Noise Of The Famed Novi V8 Indy Car Engine In This 1963 Recording – So Cool!

This is a literal trip back in history. The other day I posted a photo of a Novi V8 on my Instagram page (@brianlohnes) and people went nuts over it. Basically two Offy four cylinders joined a common...

Screamin’ Mimi: Watch This Formula 1000 Engine Make 185hp At 10,000+ RPM

Back in my road race announcing days I used to really like watching the SCCA amateur classes that featured open wheel cars. From Formula Vee right on up, those cars put on a heck of a show and really...

Morning Symphony: Chevrolet Opalas Letting Their Six Cylinders Wake The Neighbors

It’s not an Opel. It’s not a Holden. It’s a Chevrolet Opala…rather, an Opala coupe and an Opala Caravan SS station wagon. Made for Brazil, the Opala is a blend of GM: American...

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Back To Basics: The Ins And Outs Of The Four-Barrel Holley With Uncle Tony!

EFI this, EFI that. Whatever. A lot of stories involving hopping up an engine usually start with the early bolt-on mods: new pipes, new tuning, and of course, the four-barrel. And which four-barrel...

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